Dog Training FAQ
Not sure which program is best for you? Our KPA-CTP certified trainers answer some of your dog training FAQ below.
Q: I’d like to take Puppy Start Right, but my dog will be older than 6mo when class starts. Can I enroll?
A: That’s a great question, and the answer depends on exactly how much older your pup will be at the start date. This course is for puppies 6 months/under because this age is a critical socialization window. If your dog is 7+ months, the window is closed, and this course may not be as effective. Thus, we’d recommend Foundations class. However, breed and size can matter, so if you’re unsure, call us and we’ll help you make the right call.
Q: I want to take Puppy Start Right, but I’m nervous about taking my puppy in public before he receives his final vaccine booster. Should I wait?
A: We understand and appreciate this concern, and we want to keep pups healthy and happy. We’re not medical professionals, so we always recommend consulting your vet (not Google) re: this topic.
Q: My dog has a lot of issues, and I can’t decide on a class, day school, or private sessions.
A: We want to set every dog up for success. The best thing to do is contact our trainers directly. If needed, we can schedule a free in-home consultation, and help determine your needs, goals, and the best approach for you.
Q: If I enroll in Day School and miss a day, do I eat the loss?
A: We know all dogs, schedules, and learning styles are different. If you miss a day due to emergency, illness, or vacation, we can always schedule a make-up day. We sometimes even recommend a day off if we feel it will benefit the dog.
Q: I got off work early. Can I pick my Day School dog up early?
A: We often have several dogs to train in a day, and we carefully structure our time in order to achieve everyone’s goals. We recommend Day School drop-off before 10am, and pick him up no earlier than 4pm. Earlier pick-up could mean lost time with the trainer, unless special arrangements are made in advance.